Support Worker Specialized in Gardening
Cascadia, an urban Camphill community in North Vancouver, is looking for a Coworker that is interested in supporting and working with adults with special needs in our Garden Workshop in our day program. We are looking for someone with skills with – growing flowers, vegetables, herbs and a genuine interest in biodynamic gardening and composting.
In Cascadia, we strive to build a community that celebrates each individual and makes a social and cultural contribution to society. All members of our community, regardless of ability, practice caring for the well being of the human spirit within each of us.
Every day is a learning experience at Cascadia, a community where individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities join together to build skills and enjoy artistic and recreational activities. Weaving, candle making, and pottery workshops, as well as artistic activities including painting, music, and drama fill most of our days. A connection to the earth is fostered in the garden program by growing seedlings for transplant, herbs for teas and cooking, vegetables and fruit for eating. The garden crew also cares for the beautiful gardens and yards around the Cascadia Centre and residences.
Our seasonal plays are another highlight of Cascadia life. These festival celebrations often combine the arts of producing creative backdrops, movement, and music. And each summer, the whole community works together to create a large scale installation or at times a performance art piece. Past projects include the intricate mosaics that form pathways and patios throughout our community, yarn paintings ornaments knit around and hung in the trees along our street, refurbishing and painting designs on instruments set throughout our neighbourhood for anyone who passes by to play.
Role and Responsibilities
We are looking for an individual who can lead a small team of garden enthusiasts and companions to take part in the workshop.
Your task will be to collaborate with a mentor and be part of a team in developing and executing a larger vision for our garden workshop that will align with Cascadia values and ways of working.
A successful candidate will be able to share their knowledge, plan and develop task lists in order to support the team in caring for the Garden. The individual will also need to have the ability to work with small groups.
Supporting participation in craft and arts programs offered at Cascadia may also be required on occasion.
To get a better sense of our community please explore our website.
- FT/PT: minimum 3 days/week, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
- Starting rate: $21.19
If you have any further questions regarding this role, please email email@example.com
*Please note – the current Provincial Health Order for Hospitals and Community Health Care and Other Services requires that all employees of day centers funded through CLBC, as The Cascadia Society is, must be fully vaccinated.